| 9:47 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|I am sure there is NO point getting my developers to write this, as a)Its NON commercial, and b)Must have been done 1000s of times before. |
I wish my grandmother saw it that way. Guess who "her developer" is and how much she pays him...
| 9:51 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)|
her develeper = You
she pays you = That Grandmotherly love :)
Unfortunately all my grandparents passed away before I was born, so I can NOT comment from experience.
but hey, I am sure she is worth EVERY second that you devote to developing her project.
| 9:53 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The best Mac software hands down is called Reunion. I don't know about what is available for PCs (though the ones that get the biggest marketing I understand are not all that great).
One of the best uses the Internet has been put to, and an excellent example of a distributed database, is Gendex [gendex.com] with its millions of records. You will want to be sure that your software can output a Gendex file - Reunion does and I imagine most others do also.
| 3:03 am on Dec 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
The family tree software I use is Brother's Keeper. You can download the (almost) full version for trial.
In MHO it's the best if you are a serious researcher, and it can also provide eye-candy output if that's what you want. You can have several databases, and it provides good input facilities, and all the reports anone would need.
I have the Windows version. I'm not sure if it runs on Mac.
| 4:01 am on Dec 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I have been using FamilyTreeMaker for several years and have been quite happy with it. The current version is version 10, has a lot of features. There is also a free personal ancestral file at Familyseach.org, which I have never used but might be a good starting point.
| 2:11 pm on Dec 29, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|but hey, I am sure she is worth EVERY second that you devote to developing her project. |
Oh, she is. It's just that I could spend an awful lot more time on it than I have available.
| 11:53 pm on Dec 30, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Thank YOU for all the help.